Aaron Rodgers Wants to Play Until Packers Are Mathematically Eliminated
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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday night’s game against the Eagles early with what he called a rib injury, and he’s reportedly been nursing an avulsion fracture in his right thumb since Week 5. Rodgers and his teammates discussed whether Rodgers would be willing to sit out games, given the Packers’ 4-8 record, and their slim playoff hopes.
“As long as we’re mathematically alive, I’d like to be out there,” Rodgers said.
When asked if there’s a possibility that he’d sit out games due the accumulation of injuries, he said, “I don’t think so.” Rodgers also clarified that he suffered the rib injury in the first half and aggravated it in the third quarter, leading to him leaving the game for good.
The four-time MVP also said he was dealing with major pain and it was difficult to breathe. He said that he was initially worried that he might have suffered a punctured lung. However, he later confirmed that this was not the case. He will undergo additional tests Monday.
Green Bay is currently third in the NFC North has has lost seven of its past eight games. It is not clear if Rodgers will be available to play Sunday at noon. ET against the Bears.
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